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New Found Glory - My Friends Over You

I'm drunk off your kiss
For another night in a row
This is becoming too routine for me
But I did not mean to lead you on
And it's all right to pretend
That we still talk
It's just for show, isn't it
It's my fault that it fell apart

Just maybe
You need this
And I didn't mean to
Lead you on

You were everything I wanted
But I just can't finish what I've started
There's no room left here on my back
It was damaged long ago
Though you swear that you are true
I still pick my friends over you
(My friends over you)

Please tell me everything,
That you think that I should know
About all the plans we made
When I was never to be found
And it's all right to forget
That we still talk
Its just for fun, isn't it
It's my fault that it fell apart

'cause maybe you need this
And I didn't mean to
Lead you on

You were everything I wanted
But I just can't finish what I've started
There's no room left here on my back
It was damaged long ago
Though you swear that you are true
I still pick my friends over you
(My friends over you)

Just maybe you need this
You need this...
And I didn't mean to
Lead you on

You were everything I wanted
But I just can't finish what I've started
There's no room left here on my back
It was damaged long ago
Though you swear that you are true
I still pick my friends over you

"My Friends Over You" is a song by American rock band New Found Glory. It was released in July 2002 as the lead single from the group's third studio album, Sticks and Stones. In the US, the song charted at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. In the UK, it reached number 30. "My Friends Over You" is credited to all five members of the band: Jordan Pundik (vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar), Ian Grushka (bass guitar), Steve Klein (rhythm guitar), Cyrus Bolooki (drums). The group had nearly completed recording their third album, Sticks and Stones, before deciding to develop a song that might match the popularity of their previous biggest single, "Hit or Miss". It was the last song written for the album and evolved from a sole riff to a full song within a day or two. The song lyrically revolves around a relationship where one partner chooses their close friends over romance. "You're with a girl and she wants to take that next step. And though you think the girl's awesome and you're having so much fun with her, because of experiences in the past with other relationships and things that are going on in your life at the current time, you're just not ready to make that step," said Gilbert. Jon Wiederhorn at MTV described the storyline as "angst-ridden teenage memories about awkward relationships and peer pressure." The music video for the single was directed by the Malloys and features the band playing on a stage in front of a live audience. It features many jokes, ranging from "Typical Video Girls" to the band playing the song with animated oversized heads. The video also features a cameo by the three members of the Transplants (Travis Barker, Tim Armstrong, and Rob Aston), Toby Morse of h2o, and Brody Dalle of the Distillers. It was the final video played on MuchUSA before the shift to Fuse. The scene after the second chorus where guitarist Chad Gilbert moves very fast while the rest of the band freezes is a parody of System of a Down's "Toxicity" video.

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